Pay It Forward Program

The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) has launched a Pay It Forward Fund, with the goal of offering fully funded memberships for under-resourced families in the RGV. Supporting the Pay It Forward program helps IMAS continue to be a destination for accessible, innovative, awe-inspiring learning through diverse art and science experiences that prepare our community for the future. As an expansion of its Membership for All (MFA) program, which currently serves families who receive WIC/SNAP, this program will provide MFA memberships to first-time members free of charge.

“In support of our ongoing DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion) work, and with feedback from our community, IMAS is establishing this fund in alignment with our mission,” says Aylaia Sifuentes, Development & Membership Coordinator at IMAS, “By supporting the Pay It Forward Fund, we can work together to begin shaping tomorrow’s leaders in important cultural and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.”

Become a Pay It Forward Sponsor Today!

  • Purchasing a Visionary Membership – Sponsors three Museum For All (MFA) Memberships
  • Making a Direct Donation – A direct donation to this fund of $25 can provide one MFA membership through the Pay It Forward Membership Program.
  • Businesses and Individuals can customize their support by contacting Aylaia Sifuentes, Membership Coordinator, at 956.681.2817 or donating below.

By supporting the Pay It Forward Fund, we can collectively shape the future by nurturing tomorrow’s leaders in cultural and STEM fields.


Applicants must be currently receiving state assistance, WIC/SNAP. Previous IMAS Members cannot apply for this program.

Applications for sponsored memberships will be accepted until September 30, 2023.
Memberships will be issued September 2023, through October 2023, to be active until December 31, 2024.

Please note that sponsored memberships are subject to availability and limited by the funds allocated.

Applications are now closed and will re-open August 2024.